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African elephant populations stabilise in southern heartlands

African elephant populations have stabilised in their southern heartlands after huge losses over the last century.

Saving the African penguin from climate change and overfishing

A hatchery and protected sanctuary in South Africa is boosting penguin numbers.

Elephants on the loose after reserve fence stolen

Communities in northern KwaZulu-Natal have been urged to stop cutting and stealing game reserve fences after a group of elephants escaped from the iThala Game Reserve.

Locking Horns With Challenges: How Wildlife Vets Play a Vital Role in Advancing Conservation!

Besides treating animals that live in the wild for diseases and injuries, wildlife veterinarians also assist in introducing animals to new sanctuaries

Are great white sharks returning to South African waters?

South Africa has long been celebrated as one of the world’s prime destinations for encountering great white sharks, drawing scientists, tourists and thrill-seekers from all over to the country’s coastline

The Tiny Miracle That Resulted In Huge Local Conservation Success

Despite their extinction in Eastern Cape due to dwindling game herds and harmful cattle dips, the red-billed oxpeckers were successfully reintroduced into the region in the 90s. The upbeat Birding Day event, showcased on Shamwari TV, lauds their pivotal role in the ecosystem. Shamwari now plans to reintroduce Cape vultures, after facing similar challenges, marking another significant conservation milestone.

Long-lost species of golden mole found and photographed for first time

A team of conservationists have rediscovered a species of golden mole that hasn’t been seen in almost 90 years.

Caracal family spotted on Chapman’s Peak

A female Caracal and her two adorable kittens were once again spotted on Chapman’s Peak in Cape Town recently. Watch…

South Africa’s penguins heading toward extinction; will no-fishing zones help?

With just 10,000 breeding pairs left, the endangered African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) could be extinct in the wild by 2035 if the current rate of population decline continues.

South African Great White Sharks: Conservation Success and Distribution Shifts Raise New Challenges

South Africa’s great white sharks are changing locations – they need to be monitored for beach safety and conservation

Short film shines light on South Africa’s untamed coastline

A new short film explores South Africa’s underwater vastness to reveal sanctuaries where sharks and rays find refuge.

An alien-like fish find along KwaZulu-Natal coast

Rocksuckers, that is the name of the ‘alien fish’ spotted on a beach in Port Alfred, according to the South African Association for Marine Biological Research (Saambr).